Amanda Gifford CV

NAME AMANDA GIFFORD

DATE OF BIRTH 12 December 1972

NATIONALITY   South African

RESIDES   Johannesburg, Gauteng

WEBSITE:    www.amandagifford.co.za

CELL:   078 499 6472

EMAIL:   Amanda@geniuslab.co.za

PROFESSIONAL

QUALIFICATIONS   Psychologist – Drama Therapist –Registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), Reg. # AT 0000027 (2005) Practice Number 0266663

Executive Coaching through Systemic Constellations, Family Constellations Facilitator: Trainer Certified Through Family Constellations Africa

EDUCATION California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco California

Masters (Counselling Psychology) – Drama Therapy (2004)

University of Cape Town

BA Arts (Drama and English) (2003)

BA Honours (Drama in Education) (1994)

Redhill High School

  Matric (1989)

ADDITIONAL

COURSES/TRAINING Facilitator, Trainer and Coach
Creative Systemic Coaching, Coaching Course with Foundation Training , Executive Coaching, Family and Systems Constellations, Innovation, Assertive Training, Leadership, Personal Mastery, Emotional Intelligence, Conflict Resolution, Sharp Recovery Centre 2012, Neuropsychology, Phenomenology, Consciousness Studies, Quantum Physics, How to Create your Personal Reality, Mind Matters. What the Bleep Do We Know, Dr Joe Dispenza ( The Immortal Brain), Karriem Ali Phd, MD Stanford (Quantum Organic & Medicinal Chemistry) Greg Simmons ( These Things you will do and greater: The Physics of Change) & Mike Wright (Non locality and the Observer)

CONTENT

DEVELOPMENT She wrote, developed and trained 3 award winning Wellness Training programmes for Khulisa Crime Prevention. Development and piloting of 3 programmes for Khulisa Crime Prevention Services: (2005) Programmes below

Restorative Justice for Juveniles 12 week personal development programme through a combination of communication skills, conflict management education, Emotional Intelligence and ongoing therapeutic interventions. Piloted at Ekhuseni Youth Prison with Correctional Staff and Prisoners, KZN

Life Skills Course for Make It Better Youth Leadership Entrepreneurship Course. This was a 12 week skills building and personal development course for youth leaders to teach them key skills to become youth leaders and mentors in their communities. This was successfully piloted in KZN with a group of 25 (2005)

Personal Development Course – 12 modules for Illiterate Prisoners. Materials Development (2005)

1 year long weekly Drama Therapy Empowerment Group at Sibikwa, NGO in Creative Arts Training, a 2 year internship. This included HIV/ AIDS education, drug abuse education, forming support groups, Family Therapy, Restorative Justice training, communication skills and creative conflict resolution. There was also a strong focus on creating the future you want and focusing on ways to sustain their vision (2005)

Family Constellations and Restorative Justice Work in a variety of SA prisons (2005)

SANCA Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Clinic for adults and adolescents. Personal Development course for staff 2006)

Therapist, Trainer, Facilitator, Wellness Coach. SANCA Horizon Benoni Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation 6 week Staff Personal Development Course May – June 2007 9 staff members, psychologists, social workers, care givers, community educators (2007)

CLIENT AND

STAFF SUPERVISION Trained and supervised counsellors and social workers at Harriet Shezi HIV Pediatric Clinic in Soweto Baragwaneth Hospital in 2007 weekly, for one year every Thursday morning on the implementation of Drama Therapy and applied arts to their client groups 2007)


Trained and supervised ECHO staff, care-givers, counsellors, social workers and psychology interns on the implementation of Applied Arts and Drama Therapy inspired training materials designed by Amanda Gifford for the implementation into HIV clinics nationally (2008)

STAFF RETREATS Designed and facilitated a Staff Retreat for 30 ECHO staff including Director of Psycho-social Dept and Adolescent Dept heads, held at Alpha Conference Centre in Magaliesburg aimed at team-building, up skilling staff, self-care and celebration of years work (2008)

SYSTEMS

EXPERIENCE   Microsoft Office Packages & Apple

   

CAREER HISTORY – CONSULTING – COACHING – TRAINING

Sept 2015 – 1 March 2017 VOICE & STRESS CLINIC – coach & facilitator running individual voice coaching and running all the Executive stress clinic sessions – Corporate and Executive Training – Executive Coaching – individual and group sessions – Womens empowerment trainings and coaching – Build your confidence workshops – Power speaking – Make Yourself Heard – and others.

September 2015 BLUE MOON CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

Innovation Playground Half Day Training run by Amanda Gifford for Corporate Creatives at Blue Moon Corporate Communications (Sept 2015) -  Personal Reflection, Thought Leadership, Playing with Ideas, Learning New Terms, Team Application, Reflection.

  

“The workshop was an eye opener for me. I needed to make some very important decisions, and I can gladly say that I have and I am already reaping the rewards. At first I did feel very vulnerable, but not because I was in front of my colleagues, but because I did not want to admit some things to myself. I would like to thank you for providing me with that opportunity and although this was a test to see how Blue Moon can use your model with our clients, it was a life changing session for me.” Vusi Sept 2015

 

Kind regards,

Feb 2005 – Current PRIVATE PRACTICE

Therapist

  • Individual Assessment – Individual and Group Processes
  • Process and Guidance, also working with Medical Aids to help people claim for sessions
  • Group Therapy and Workshops

March 2015 FIRST NATIONAL BANK

Content Developer, Facilitator and Trainer: Emotional Intelligence Innovation Pilot called “EQ Ninja’ – for Corporate Executives (Mar 2015) 

FNB EQ Ninja Participants Feedback 26th March 2015

“Exceptional, very clued up on the topic and they were totally involved in all the activities! Totally different from my expectation & EQ training. It challenges your core & makes you do soul searching. It was worth every minute. It challenged and changed me into a new dynamic person who got to understand who she truly is. I thought it was about leadership skills but I realized it’s about changing me in order to change the next person. Thanks Amanda and Willem… I would highly recommend this intervention to senior management of FNB.” Nondo Motlhala, Premium Client Servicing, 26th March 2015.

Feb 2013 – current AMANDA GIFFORDS ONLINE LEARNING COURSES

  • Design Courses – Personal Mastery, EQ, SQ, Thought Leadership, Innovation, Creative Coaching and Leadership.
  • Recruit participants
  • Run the course
  • Offer processes and therapy for participants
  • Create YouTube videos to help facilitate the online learning practice: Each course is designed to support people to move forward in their life in a way that helps them change 2 week courses designed and facilitated by Amanda Gifford Social Media, Live Platforms, YouTube videos, international community

Feb 2006 – Nov 2010 OLD MUTUAL BUSINESS SCHOOL ( 4 years)

Consultant Facilitator

  • Personal Mastery, Emotional Intelligence, Effective Communication, Seeing Red, Customer Services, Organisational Development Courses for 5 years. Including latest wellness research materials on Neuropsychology Wellness.

Feb 2006 – Dec 2012 GENIUS LAB INNOVATIONS, COACHING & WELLNESS LAB

Innovations Specialist

  • Amanda is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of GeniusLab, an education business that offered workshops to the public on wellness through thought leadership practices
  • Innovation and wellness workshops for public and for organisations using interactive learning tools to bring in the future: ongoing weekly workshops for the public which bridge sustainability issues and personal responsibility and excellence in leadership, including a focus on the future

Feb 2005 – current DRAMA THERAPIST NGO WORK: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WORK

Therapist, Coach, Trainer, Community Development, Wellness Coach (15 years)

  • Ongoing Drama Therapy and Creative Therapy workshops for the public ( 2013 – 2015) in collaboration with Conscious Dance facilitator Willem Smuts
  • Recovery Coaching Training ( Sharp Rehab) for Groups using Psychodrama and Family Constellations for addiction and recovery (Mar – Dec 2012)
  • Family & Systems Constellations Training 2 modules – SHARP Rehab and Lifeline Johannesburg Sept  (Oct – Nov 2012 )
  • Family and Systems Constellations Evening (Jan 2012)
  • Life Line 22 staff group process session: Clearing and Transitions from 2011 to 2012: Constellating the body of the organisation after leadership transition: Co facilitated with Paul Mooney from MetaResilience (Jan 2012)
  • Westview Clinic Addictions Centre Staff 1 day: Systems of Health training and supervision for the admin staff and therapists. (Dec 2011) 4 days
  • West View Clinic: 3 x 3 days of Staff Training and Counsellor Supervision for Drug and Alcohol Rehab clinic in Johannesburg (Sept 2010)
  • Life Line Staff Training and Development Workshops 2009 and 2010 (Norwood Branch) (2009 -2010)
  • HEART Solutions: Material Development for 40 modules of Parent Involvement Home Schooling for Grade R to Grade 3. The material is written for the parent to have outcomes based materials to choose from when home schooling children. This material will also be available to teachers as extra support material for the classroom (May – Jun 2009)
  • Facilitating and training ECHO Enhancing Children’s HIV Outcomes (WITS Health Consortium) Facilitating and training 12 sessions of Community Development, Forum Theatre inspired dialogue and HIV education for a group of adolescents who meet at Baragwaneth Hospital ( Harriet Shezi Clinic) in Soweto every second Saturday. The workshop is a combination of Drama Therapy, Playback Theatre and Restorative Justice/ Non-Violence Education for HIV positive Youth (Mar – Sep 2009)
  • ROBS: 2 day training for staff March 2009: introducing Forum Theatre and methods for experiential approaches to conflict resolution to the team of ten psychologists and social workers; as well as running a 1 day training for volunteer outreach counsellors to help them plan their approach to counselling and implementation of skills for the next 6 months to a year (2009)
  • Rob Smetherham Bereavement Centre ( ROBS) in KZN: 5 day Training for Staff Aug Sept 2008: Staff Training using experiential methods to assist the organization to work more effectively, communicate better and up skill staff. This is a centre that trains caregivers to work with vulnerable children and orphans (2009)
  • ECHO Arts Therapy & HIV Training Manual: Development, design and facilitation of training programme called The Five Elements by Amanda Gifford– Arts Therapy approach to dealing with children with HIV for caregivers. For National Implementation of ECHO staff (2008)

Amanda is superb! Amanda is a very approachable person. You just feel comfortable and relaxed with her and her explanation is exquisite… very good. I did not know what to expect but it was beyond what I imagined”.~ participant.  Personal Mastery Workshop run by Amanda Gifford Old Mutual Business School: Johannesburg 20/21st June 2007

Enlightening, thought provoking and uplifting ~ OM Solutions, Sandton
I feel inspired by Amanda. She is a person with whom I can connect very easily. I recommend this to everyone! ~ Old Mutual International Group

More details and references available on request.

 

AMANDA GIFFORD

HPCSA registered
MA Psychology, Counseling
Drama Therapist, Family Constellations

Pr No. 067 000 0266 663
Cell: 078 499 6472
Email: Amanda@geniuslab.co.za

Curriculum Vitae

Health Professions Council of South Africa Registered Drama Therapist
Certified Family & Systems Constellations facilitator & trainerFacilitator, Consultant, Trainer, Supervisor, Assessor

SOME CLIENT FEEDBACK:
Thank you for sharing your genius JI really enjoyed being the witness in the last constellation, which is quite funny since I have been doing a lot of that work in my life with the Integral Spiritual Practice I have been doing… And I connected with my soul, just sitting there being present to my soul, which was subtle, but really good, just a quiet presence and communion, acknowledgement, honouring – so beautiful and so calm. Then I moved beyond and tuned into an awesome cosmic energy, filling me up, like a great particle-beam river flowing into me through my cranium, it was very powerful, very energising, and letting go, allowing it to bathe me, while at the same time being totally aware of the conversations in the room, I imagined the energy just flowing through me and lighting up the room, bathing everyone, felt incredible … Anyway, that was the start of the constellation for me, it was awesome. “ Participants Comment 25th Jan 2012
Hi Amanda, thank you – I heard awesome feedback and that the group really valued their processes…. your feedback is always awesome!!” Conscious Transformation Workshop by Amanda: Feedback from the group by Lorraine Mitchell –Head of Counseling Dept. Life Line Norwood 1st Sept 2011

“Where do I begin? I am really grateful for your workshop. It was full of simplicity and “genius”. In a moment I changed realities. Thanks for facilitating it and providing the time and space for me to grow. Exited for more!” Reality and New Timelines Workshop by Amanda. Elisa Pico-Reig – Isagenix 20th May 2011

Amanda, I think that the areas of exploration and development into which you are bravely leading people are most essential and wonderful. I send you my support, admiration and love”. Maryse Barak, Barak and Associates Cape Town June 2010

THANK YOU for such a brilliant workshop today, I am beyond excited and it was such an honour to have the experience with both of you.” Nancy Hinckyldene ( 1 August 2010)

“Absolutely amazing afternoon! Had an awesome evening communicating … Thank you both for being amazing and allowing the genius to flow!” Grant Williamson RMB ( 1st August 2010)

“Amanda, I really enjoyed this. I found you created a very relaxing environment to work within and your relaxation and openness really allowed us to feel comfortable and share. I can see that you have grown a lot in this work. I find you very intuitive and attentive in the way you work and your wisdom of working in the field is obvious. I also loved your courage to challenge us and to say what you thought. It was very valuable. Thank you for a very insightful, nourishing and revealing time.”  Louise Dennyschen ( The Cottages) (29 July 2010)

Amanda is superb! Amanda is a very approachable person. You just feel comfortable and relaxed with her and her explanation is exquisite… very good. I did not know what to expect but it was beyond what I imagined”. ~anon participant. Personal Mastery Workshop run by Amanda Gifford Old Mutual Business School: Johannesburg 20/21st June 2007

Enlightening, thought provoking and uplifting ~ OM Solutions, Sandton

I feel inspired by Amanda. She is a person with whom I can connect very easily. I recommend this to everyone! ~ Old Mutual International Group

FACILITATOR’S CV and KEY INFLUENCES

Amanda Gifford

MA Psych. Drama Therapy
Family Constellations
HPCSA Reg. AT 0000027
Pr No. 067 000 0266 663

Cell: 078 499 6472

Technology of Self/ INNOVATION

Geniuslab Exploring the genius in and around you.

Transformation Trainings Lab.
Bringing in the Future.

Email: amanda@geniuslab.co.za

Website: www.amandagifford.co.za

For individual appointments email Amanda@geniuslab.co.za

EDUCATION

  • Masters in Counseling Psychology (Transpersonal Arts and Science of Transformation through Drama Therapy) at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco California USA 2000-2004 ciis.edu
  • Registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa, Reg. # AT 0000027 as an Arts Therapist since 2005.
  • Family Constellations Facilitator: Trainer Certified Through Family Constellations Africa familyconstellations.co.za
  • BA Hons. Drama in Education University of Cape Town in Education: UCT 1994
  • BA Arts UCT 2003 Drama & English

SPIRITUAL ORIENTATION, TRAINING & EDUCATION

Studies in Metaphysics, Neuropsychology, Phenomenology, Consciousness Studies, Quantum Physics, How to Create your Personal Reality, Mind Matters.

What the Bleep Do We Know, Dr Joe Dispenza ( The Immortal Brain), Karriem Ali Phd, MD Stanford (Quantum Organic & Medicinal Chemistry) Greg Simmons ( These Things you will do and greater: The Physics of Change) & Mike Wright (Non locality and the Observer)

Private Practice: Amanda Gifford HPCSA Registered AT 0000027 Arts Therapist

Amanda is first and foremost a revolutionary at heart. She wants change and she wants to help bring in the future. When she is not speaking about the physics of change, facilitating workshops or studying, she is running a personal practice as a therapist in Johannesburg, running workshops around conscious transformation and the genius of how it works and consults to companies and individuals on various innovation related projects. She works on personally designed programmes, workshops and conferences to meet your personal needs.

Consciousness & Transformation


  • TRAINING AND MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT
    2014/ 2015: Running and Designing online programmes for Personal DevelopmentFNB EQ Innovation Pilot at FNB, March 2015
  • Recovery Coaching Training ( Sharp Rehab) for Groups using Psychodrama and Family Constellations for addiction and recovery. March – Dec 2012.
  • Family & Systems Constellations Training 2 modules – SHARP Rehab and Lifeline Johannesburg. Sept – Oct – Nov 2012
  • Family and Systems Constellations Evening: 25th Jan 2012
    * Life Line 22 staff group process session: Clearing and Transitions from 2011 to 2012: Constellating the body of the organisation after leadership transition: Co facilitated with Paul Mooney from MetaResilience. January 27th 2012
  • Westview Clinic Addictions Centre Staff 1 day: Systems of Health training and supervision for the admin staff and therapists. Dec 2011. 4 days.
  • West View Clinic: 3 x 3 days of Staff Training and Counselor Supervision for Drug and Alcohol Rehab clinic in Johannesburg. Sept 2010. Reference: Ingrid G.
  • Life Line Staff Training and Development Workshops 2009 and 2010 (Norwood Branch) Ref: Lorraine Mitchell
  • HEART Solutions: Material Development for 40 modules of Parent Involvement Home Schooling for Grade R to Grade 3. The material is written for the parent to have outcomes based materials to choose from when home schooling children. This material will also be available to teachers as extra support material for the classroom. Contact Amanda Roode HEART Solutions. May – June 2009
  • ECHO Enhancing Children’s HIV Outcomes (WITS Health Consortium) Facilitating and training 12 sessions of Community Development, Forum Theatre inspired dialogue and HIV education for a group of adolescents who meet at Baragwaneth Hospital ( Harriet Shezi Clinic) in Soweto every second Saturday. The workshop is a combination of Drama Therapy, Playback Theatre and Restorative Justice/ Non-Violence Education for HIV positive Youth. March – Sept 2009: Reference Person: ECHO, Clinical Psychologist, Marnie Vujovic.
  • ROBS: 2 day training for staff March 2009: introducing Forum Theatre and methods for experiential approaches to conflict resolution to the team of ten psychologists and social workers; as well as running a 1 day training for volunteer outreach counselors to help them plan their approach to counseling and implementation of skills for the next 6 months to a year.
  • Rob Smetherham Bereavement Centre ( ROBS) in KZN: 5 day Training for Staff Aug Sept 2008: Staff Training using experiential methods to assist the organization to work more effectively, communicate better and up skill staff. This is a centre that trains caregivers to work with vulnerable children and orphans. Contact: Angela Hough: Clinical Psychologist & Project Manager ROBS
  • ECHO Arts Therapy & HIV Training Manual: Development, design and facilitation of training programme called The Five Elements by Amanda Gifford– Arts Therapy approach to dealing with children with HIV for caregivers. For National Implementation of ECHO staff 2008.

AMANDA GIFFORD: AUTHOR, DEVELOPER & TRAINER OF EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMMES

  • Development and piloting of 3 programmes for Khulisa Crime Prevention Services: Programmes below:
  1. Restorative Justice for Juveniles 12 week personal development programme through a combination of communication skills, conflict management education, Emotional Intelligence and ongoing therapeutic interventions. Piloted at Ekhuseni Youth Prison with Correctional Staff and Prisoners, KZN.
  2. Life Skills Course for Make It Better Youth Leadership Entrepreneurship Course. This was a 12 week skills building and personal development course for youth leaders to teach them key skills to become youth leaders and mentors in their communities. This was successfully piloted in KZN with a group of 25.
  3. Personal Development Course – 12 modules for Illiterate Prisoners. Materials Development.
  • 1 year long weekly Drama Therapy Empowerment Group at Sibikwa, NGO in Creative Arts Training, a 2 year internship. This included HIV/ AIDS education, drug abuse education, forming support groups, Family Therapy, Restorative Justice training, communication skills and creative conflict resolution. There was also a strong focus on creating the future you want and focusing on ways to sustain your vision.
  • Family Constellations and Restorative Justice Work in a variety of SA prisons.
  • SANCA Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Clinic for adults and adolescents. Personal Development course for staff. June 2006
  • SANCA Horizon Benoni Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation 6 week Staff Personal Development Course May – June 2007 9 staff members, psychologists, social workers, care givers, community educators.

CONFERENCES

MORE LEARNING FACILITATION:

STAFF TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT NGO’s

Amanda speaks annually at conferences about consciousness, transformation and personal change.

  • University of Witwatersrand ( WITS): Presentation of Workshop: Drama For Life Conference Dec 2008 Drama Therapy Workshop for Drama for Life students called “Me As Christmas Tree!”
  • WITS Drama For Life Conference 2009: Drama Therapy Workshops
  • WITS AFRICAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE 2010:Arts, Education, Activism and Therapy in Johannesburg: 2 x Drama Therapy Workshops.
  • Festival of Fame at the National School of the Arts: presentation of Drama Workshops aimed at giving school children creative skills to address conflict. The workshop materials have included Family Constellations, Forum Theatre, Playback Theatre, Narrative Drama and other Drama Therapy related activities relevant for the group attending. Workshops have run every year at NSA Festival since 2006. Contact person: Sonja Berger: National School of the Arts.
  • Rock Challenge: Be Your Best: 2 day facilitation of creative empowerment groups for schools Sept 2008
  • Introduction to Family Constellations at University of Witwatersrand for Drama For Life students, honours and masters students. 12 Sept
  • WITS Echo Department: facilitating Positive HIV outcomes in Adolescents and Vulnerable Children (2 years of ongoing staff training and mentoring and groups for children) 2007 – 2008: Contact: Clinical Psychologist Marnie Vujovic
  • Personal Transformation & Team Building workshop for SANCA Clinic: Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation.Personal Mastery and Team Building July 2006
  • Personal Mentoring for Organisational Change: CIDA City Campus: Sept 2006
  • Creative Presence, Personal Mastery and Emotional Intelligence courses for businesswomen. 2006
  • Personal Mastery through Creative Thinking Training to Programme Developers, Corporates and NGO’s. 2005
  • SAWID: South African Woman in Dialogue for government through the Vulindlela Network. Mike Boon. March 2005 3 days
  • Standard Bank: Produced and Co-scripted educational corporate training videos on Diversity Training “Workshopping Diversity and Mentoring” in the workplace. 1999

 

SUPERVISION

  • Trained and supervised counselors and social workers at Harriet Shezi HIV Pediatric Clinic in Soweto Baragwaneth Hospital in 2007 weekly, for one year every Thursday morning on the implementation of Drama Therapy and applied arts to their client groups. Contact person: Marnie Vujovic.
  • Trained and supervised ECHO staff, care-givers, counselors, social workers and psychology interns on the implementation of Applied Arts and Drama Therapy inspired training materials designed by Amanda Gifford for the implementation into HIV clinics nationally. 2008

 

STAFF RETREATS

  • Designed and facilitated a Staff Retreat for 30 ECHO staff including Director of Psycho-social Dept and Adolescent Dept heads, held at Alpha Conference Centre in Magaliesburg aimed at team-building, upskilling staff, self-care and celebration of years work. 2008

GENIUS LAB INNOVATIONS LAB

Innovation workshops for kids and adults/ genius mind melds using the arts to bring in the future: ongoing weekly workshops for the public which bridge sustainability issues and personal responsibility and excellence in leadership, including a focus on the future.

Running workshops for the public internationally on exploring various aspects of genius applied in different fields. Walter Russell, Cymatics, Quantum Physics and its relationship to thought, Earth Changes, Torsian Physics, Geometry, Music, Consciousness, Form, Health, Art etc.

EXAMPLES OF AMANDA’s TALKS

 Life Build talks at Standard Bank

  • 2007: Quantum Physics and its relevance to arts and transformation

Theosophical Society:

  • Feb 2008: Creativity, Arts Therapies and Quantum Physics
  • Dec 2008: The Alchemy of Christmas
  • Feb 2009: Quantum Self
  • May 2009: Drama Therapy, The Brain and the Morphic Field
  • 2010: Windows of Perception Theosophical Society
  • 2011: Alchemy of Personal Transformation and Quantum Physics
  • 2012: The Invisible Order at the Theosophical Society
  • 2013: The Path of The Mystic
  • 2014: The Nature of Reality ( Naturally Yours)

INFLUENCES IN TRAINING STYLE

Drama Therapy: Renee Emunah, David Read Johnson Developmental Transformations, African Shamanism, NarraDrama.

A FEW PICTURES OF AMANDA’s

DRAMA THERAPY WORKSHOPS

Drama Therapy Workshops for HIV + adolescents…Staff training in Drama Therapy methods…

Organisational Staff Training Retreats,ECHO, Magliesburg 2008

Using Drama Therapy to address Community Issues around HIV issues

Staff Trainings for ECHO ( Enhancing Children’s HIV Outcomes) 2008 and Adolescent Retreats 2009,

SANCA Horison Drug and Alcohol Rehab Staff Training 2007

References for Amanda Gifford’s Training and Development Work: below

Drama Therapy Clinic

Drama Therapy: Public Workshops and Private Practice Supervision and Personal Therapy; Staff Training Arts and Health; Industrial Theatre, Applied Theatre trainings; Organisational Development Trainings includes Role Play, Storytelling, Psychodrama, Self Revelatory Theatre, Playback Theatre, Puppets, Therapeutic Masks and much more.

www.dramatherapy.co.za

Family Constellations
Organisational Constellations
Structural Constellations

www.familyconstellations.co.za

Community Development Work

Staff Trainings for ECHO 2008 and Adolescent Retreats 2009

Staff Comment from ECHO: 5th Element Staff Training by Amanda Gifford with Harriet Shezi HIV Paediatric Clinic Baragwaneth Hospital 2007-08

Hi Amanda It’s been so long since we last saw each other and I just miss you. Being around you makes me believe that the sky is the limit. I have learned so much from you the past two years. I don’t usewhatI’ve leaned only at work but also with my personal life…” From Nonhlanhla Dlamini (counsellor) Harriet Shezi (BaragwanethHospital)

Developmental Transformations, Masks, Self Revelatory Theatre and Family Constellations included in the training.
Staff Retreats and Trainings with ECHO by Amanda Gifford

 BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING

Training Experience in Corporate and Business Sector:

  • 4 years of Corporate Training for Old Mutual Business School as external consultant. Training courses trained on ad hoc basis around South Africa

MORE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.

FACILITATOR’S BACKGROUND

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR: Amanda Gifford is a HPCSA Registered Arts (Drama) Therapist with a private practice in Johannesburg. She is an internationally trained Drama Therapist with an MA in Counselling Psychology/ Drama Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. On her return to South Africa in 2004, she completed 4 years of Family And Systems Constellations training through Family Constellations Africa with international trainers from the Bert Hellinger Institute in Germany. In 2006, Amanda co-founded an organisation called GeniusLAB which runs workshops for the public on a variety of inspirational topics connected to the genius of integral thought. Amanda’s approach is transpersonal embracing ideas of the souls journey, past lives, subconscious mind as deeper mind that is not only the keeper of the past but of the future too. Her fascination is bringing the ideas of new science into psychology as seen in the movie: What the Bleep Do We Know. She has also run workshops at a variety of universities both in South Africa and overseas.

Amanda works with aligning people to creative flow and their dream of the future and using Drama Therapy and Family Constellations processes to help people develop awareness of how to move beyond their blocks and limitations. Amanda has run a variety of Drama Therapy groups and staff trainings as well as individual drama therapy work in NGO settings in South Africa over the last 7 years.

More feedback available on request.

For more information please contact Amanda Gifford.

Email: amanda@geniuslab.co.za

REFERENCES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST